Wednesday 14 June 2017



Hi there!

A new week; a new theme
and this week is no exception
We are starting off with 
Claire Jackson and a
variation on the theme..........

" When I get a new gadget I always try
 to explore different ways to get the most out 
of it and the We R Memory Keepers 
tabs punch board is no exception. 

It’s great for making tabs, file dividers and
 index cards to custom sizes but I wanted
 to see if I could use it in card making. 

First I chose three co-ordinating papers
 from the Kaisercraft high tea collection. 
It helps if one is relatively plain, one has 
a small pattern and one has a large pattern.

 I cut a 3cm strip from the plainest paper 
and adhered it to the right edge of 
the inside of the card.

The punch board comes with instructions 
but it is actually quite intuitive and easy to use.

 Flip the card over to the reverse and 
with the little stop in place punch the 
bottom corner of the back of the card. 

Take the stop out, turn the card over 
so you can see the pattered paper strip,
 line the corner up with the large tab 
mark on the board and punch 
the other side of the tab.

Use the trimmer on the punchboard to 
cut off the excess and leave a tab 
on the back of the card blank.

Repeat the process to make a tab on
 the top right of the card front. 

Adhere a strip of the large patterned paper 
on the left edge (optional to wrap it around onto
 the back of the card).

Stamp the flower into the centre of the
 card and add the birthday sentiment 
onto the two tabs

Stamp the flower several times onto the
 remaining patterned paper. 

Cut out one set of leaves and a flower head 
and stick over the stamped image on the 
front of the card.

 Cut away parts of a second flower head 
to leave the petals on the front of the flower.

 Put one or two foam squares into the 
middle of the flower head and 
decoupage the petals, gluing the tips 
down to make them curve downwards. 

Cut out the front most petal from 
a third image and stick it on, 
gluing only the base so that it stands out.

 I toyed with adding more stamping 
but in the end settled on the CAS
 (clean and simple) look. 

I’m definitely going to experiment 
some more with the tabbed template though."

Materials used:

White card blank 12.5 x 12.5 cm
Kaisercraft 6½” paper pad: high tea
WRMK punch board: tabs
Carabelle Studio cling stamp: the earth has music
Archival ink: jet black
Cosmic Shimmer glue
foam pads
sentiment stamp

A nice twist to start us off
with the Punch Board Claire
thank you....Nice papers too!

I have a friend with extreme
dexterity problems and I
think this style of card could
well ease some of her 
frustrations at her difficulty
in opening more regular cards

'Till tomorrow 

Mickie xx


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